My candy washing machines smells of rotten water, a really strong musky, modly smell. I've had a plumber out to service it, he has said he cant find anything wrong with it. I've tried washing with vinegar, crystal salts and even bleach on a 90degrees spin, still the smell continues. Please has anyone any solution to this!
I have the same problem.I have cleaned it, bleached it put chemicals in it and still the same, My candy washing machine is just over a year old.
The problem is cheap nasty Chinese rubbish. Most brands such as Hotpoint, Hoover, Zanussi are now all owned by the Chinese. I eventually upgraded to a Samsung. You need to go for anything that is not Chinese rubbish.
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check for dead rodents in the ceiling. Have a plumber check for blocked /leaking drains especially around the dish washer drains . If you have had pest exterminators in lately then something may have taken the bait . IT will be best to get in professionals to remove the smell as quickly as possible as to customers a smelly restaurant is equal to bad hygiene and food poisoning.
First i hope you have cleaned out your filter. For the smell: Switch from liquid to powder detergent, no fabric softner, not necessary. Clean the big gasket with detergent and run a half load (without clothes of course) very hot cycle with 2 cups of vinegar only. Leave the door open whenever possible. This helps in drying out your washer and preventing mildew. Shut your wall water valve after your wash
Your local home depot sells a product called AFFRESH that is made for front loaders to clean mold as well as stagnant water smells from washing machines. I have also hear other techs suggest vinegar and water but personally I would much rather have the unit smelling nice and flowery smell instead of a vinegary smell. Also it is important to note your drain line should be at least 6" higher then the top of your washer if it were less then the water that is supposed to leave the machine goes back inside the machine thus giveing some a stagnant water smell or like bad eggs.If you have any further questions message me back Thank you Rick
How old is your machine? Mine is 5 years old, and I just started to get a "sewage" smell in my laundry room this weekend. I disconnected the water return to the sewer line and discovered lots of gunk in the hose, and the connector to the machine was completely dark green. I'm going to replace the hose, and trying to figure out if there is some sort of filter.
We only use He detergents too, so I guess this is something that just happens over time.
Repair man told me this is common with front load washers. I was told to put Sunlight dish washing detergent (for dishwashers not hands) in the machine (about 1/2 cup) and do a hot wash with the machine empty.